I Rode My Bike Today...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by herzalot, Feb 17, 2015.



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  1. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    push/ride...it's all good and any day out with the bike is a good day.
    That Cholla is a beast to climb, And yah that's crawling...:thumbsup:
     
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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I've apparently been going about this Cholla thing all wrong...
     
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  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    On STR I started a Ride Cholla in over 7 min. club. The rules were, you had to keep riding, couldn't stop or walk, and you had to be actually trying to get up the hill as quickly as you can. The slower the better. I thought I was doing well in that competition, until you posted 11 mins. I am guessing you violated at least one of the rules.
     
  4. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I rode my bike today. Actually I rode my bike yesterday as well. Yesterday's ride was a road ride with Jennifer. 31 miles and about 1500 feet of climbing. Her first relatively long distance on the road after the accident.

    Today I rode the MTB. Woke up early this morning and it was pouring outside. Checked the radar and it showed it was just some passing showers. After having a couple of pumpkin cinnamon rolls I had Jennifer drop me off at my usual starting point. I started climbing Albertson and saw that rain was coming so I was still undecided on which route I would take.
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    Climbing Albertson I got sprinkled on a couple of times but it wasn't bad. When I got to the top I decided to chance it and go down Suicide.
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    Got to the bottom and as I was pedaling over to my regular connector trail back to Simi Valley I decided to try another route which would be less pavement but a couple of HAB sections. Turned out to be pretty nice. From there I hit my last descent where I would cut across and being the lazy person I am have Jennifer pick me up. Now I am home enjoying one of our favorite lunches after a cold ride.
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    And I'd like to give a special thanks to DW. I lowered my seat an extra cm before I descended Suicide and had a lot more control.
     
  5. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    Chasing 2000'.........Small Ride Sunday (an Homage to mtnbikeJ's last thread)

    The weather looked less-than promising this morning, and NOAA's prediction said 90% chance of heavy rain. This is SoCal, so why not try anyway. Met up with N8Ag who is now riding a team turquoise SB6c instead of his SB-66. Nice bike - Pike, Float X rear shock, Ibis 741 rims, Enve Hbar and stem... but I digress.

    The skies started sprinkling as we started riding. Oh well - maybe we can get to Wood Canyon before we have to turn back. It rained steadily for about 15 minutes, then let up. We kept going under threatening skies. Coyote. Cholla. Lynx. Coyote - still not really raining - hero dirt, easy temps and NO PEOPLE! Up Mathis, over to Rock-It, fast drop - back through Coyote and back to the cars. YAY Weather! Just short of 2000' of climbing and Great Fun!!!!! Bikes are cool... :thumbsup:

    PS - You will all be pleased to know that my new (in July) Marzocchi 350 and Cane Creek Inline are both FRIGGIN" AWESOME!!!!!
     
  6. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ripmo, Ripley V4 & Timberjack
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    So, here's where we rank on Strava, well, except Herzalot. BTW, Brian Lopes is KOM at 2:34. I'm not sure I could do that on my KTM........
     
  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    Hey Knucklebuster, ya sandbagger - you smoked it up that thing - 3 years ago. :whistling:

    Oh, and 3:44 is just stupid fast up that thing - nice work Shawn!
     
  8. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Yea I rode my bike today. 17 riders and one epic ride on Cannell Trail. Enough said :)
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  9. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Besides I gotta wait for my fingers to thaw out :giggle:
     
  10. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    My son and I rode the :poop: out of our bikes today in B.B. Skyline was perfect, cold with a light drizzle til just about Knickerbocker climb then it dumped on us. Had the place to ourselves. This was his 1st full loop on it. He even had a smile when it was done rare for a teenage boy. I have been under the weather the last week or so, so most pedal strokes were painful. Man it is fun riding with him. 24/3000 ish
     
  11. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Almost didn't ride today cause I believed the weather forecast. First we went for a monster walk with Rusty that was uphill both ways and dodged the rain so I decided to try my luck and ride. My go to stuff at Tapia usually resembles a slurpy machine after a rain so I opted to play it safe and just pedal some other fire roads & blacktop. Rained for about 3 minutes and was a perfect 60°. After the ride it was time to drink beer and unclog drains. Should have just stayed out riding cause I don't like working on plumbing.
     
  12. Postal Pat

    Postal Pat Well-Known Member

    Name:
    patrick
    Current Bike:
    kona hei hei
    I rode my bike today. Since I can get there from my garage the standard loop is Tapia, 2 miles to dirt and 6 miles to the towers. From Copperhill dr it's up Tesoro where you turn on to dirt and up to San Fran fire road.
    Then drop in where kona and burn victim meet and head up kona to the towers. Went out and back on sidewinder and down g out to charlie cyn then back up to the towers. Down burn victim and back up san fran fire road. Finish up with a little ridge line trail called copper dust that drops out in a catch basin in a gated community off Copperhill dr. Pedal the streets back home ends up being a little shy of 18 miles. Hoped to maybe find some leftover hero dirt but it was already dry, though not very dusty

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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    That was today????

    Fantastic! Sorry if it messed up your ride, but how great for the state to get some snowpack this soon!
     
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  14. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

     
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  15. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    I'm hoping to see a bonified report on this one Luis? Had to be some drama with 17 riders and snow?
     
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  16. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    They're smiling entirely too much for the ride to have been "messed up." I am properly envious.:D
     
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  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Edit: Not trying to dig into the age old mountain/roadie, us/them wars. It's a generalization of course but mountain bikers for the most part seem like they're out to enjoy the ride. Road riders seem like they're there to accomplish something.

    Obviously enough in both groups doing otherwise to make this an over-generalization, but I think it holds up for a lot of people.
     
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  18. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cave Creek, AZ
    Name:
    Tom
    So I just got a heart rate monitor and thought Harding would be a good place to check it out. My max heart rate should be about 169 according to the Internet ( yes I said Internet) well I pretty much blew that up. My monitor said my Max was 183 and avg was 163. Was pushing a 26x36, a bailout 42 would have been nice. So anyways... I got a late start at 9:30 cause my son works at Tucker at that time so I drop him off and took off. I was a little worried about the heat and flies but it turned out to be pretty good weather and the flies wer'nt so bad.
    The few shaded areas up at the top brought some nice relief.

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    Looking back down the trail, Laurel Springs offshoot trail down on right side.

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    Water box???

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    Four Corners, turn around point for me.

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    Coming down, had to stop a few times to rest, yes It's a long way down.

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    Looking down on the trail.
     
  19. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    It was 51.7 degrees at 4 Corners at the top of Harding today... at 1PM! What a difference a week makes. To say it was "brisk" would be an understatement, particularly when a few rain drops started to fall. Nothing up there but me and the deer; I was leaving fresh tracks from mile 5.5 on up. No jacket, just a damp polypro short-sleeve t-shirt, so I couldn't loiter. Looked for a grizzly to attack me, but I didn't see any, so it was a pretty mild ride :)

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    The requisite bike shot at 4C

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  20. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Harding is getting quite a bit of traffic with Maple Springs closed! Nice rides, Guys... :thumbsup:

    I won't be able to get out for a long ride until Sunday (maybe) and it's going to be 100. No cool weather for old Faustie...
     
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  21. OTHRider

    OTHRider Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '18 Salsa Cutthroat
    Sunday brought me that chance to match J's epic 10K ride. Somehow a kids ride broke out. The sprinkles kept about 1/2 of the kids at home but the those showing up had a great ride on the single track around Irvine Regional. Thanks to SHARE and Non Dot for taking over the reigns for this fantastic "Ride Like a Kid" Day.

    Stats - nothing recorded but I'd say a very healthy 2hr ride, 5 miles with 400'; a few mechanicals and one poor lass who lost traction and slid into a road post.


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  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I love seeing this... Awesome! I wish I had gotten back into biking while mine were still little. What a blast!

    I'll probably be in that exact same spot tomorrow and I may even have a bike to get around the cross country course... Watching my oldest run one of his last high school races. :thumbsup:
     
  23. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Actually, Laurel Spring is located at the end of the little trail that curves around BELOW Harding Truck trail. The little flat area you are referring to has something to do with the Forest Service and I think it may be a water drop point for fighting fires.
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  24. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I love this! This good stuff!
     
  25. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    We are watching are son run his last few races of High School also. Kind of sad for us, but he can't wait til its over.
     
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  26. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cave Creek, AZ
    Name:
    Tom
    Bnut Thanks for the correction, I'll have to check it out next time I'm up there.
     
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  27. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    If you do, leave your bike on Harding and walk down. It isn't really a bike trail... doesn't go anywhere and is in poor condition. There used to be a sign on Harding pointing to the Spring, but it lasted only about a season.
     
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  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    There is a trail post/marker at the top of the trail....it is just hard to see.
     
  29. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    I know the marker that USED to be there. It is gone. First the sign went missing, then the post. If there is anything there now, it certainly isn't very visible from Harding, because I looked yesterday (I've been up that section of Harding four times in the last four weeks). I think one of the reasons tortoise might have gotten confused is that someone has marked the Forest service clearing with yellow Police tape - both where the short service road meets Harding and up at the clearing, so if you don't know what you are looking for you see the tape and assume that's Laurel Spring...

    What we really need is for someone to drive up Harding with one of the welded steel trail post signs, and sink it in 1000 lbs of concrete.
     
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  30. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    That's weid....it was there a few weeks ago when Faust and I went through....I even pointed it out to him. Brown Welded Post with yellow writing indicating Laurel Springs.
     
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